# 26 March 2020: Home learning

Thursday 26 March 2020

Hello again everyone

We all hope you’re getting on well and every one of us would like to give you all a virtual high five!

Did you manage to complete the bonus task? Again, we’d love to hear from you if you did. If you did, how did it make you feel? I’ve been keeping in contact with all my friends and family as often as possible and each time I do it I feel happier and healthier. If you didn’t get chance, do it today!

Starter: Times Tables Rockstars- improve your multiplication skills.

Your learning today is subtraction using column subtraction.

Using the column method for subtraction, solve the following calculations. Check out the subtraction video on our website for a reminder if you need it.

4,648 –  2,347 =

45,536 – 8,426 =

29,456 – 8,896 =

37,506 – 22,819 =

There are 83, 065 fans at a football match.

45,927 fans are male. How many fans are female?

Create a word problem for a subtraction calculation.

Challenge: Eva makes a 5-digit number.

Jo makes a 4-digit number.

The difference between their numbers is 3,465.

What could their number be?

What is 6 less than 4? -2

What is 5 more than -2? 3

What is the difference between 3 and -5? 8

Starter: With an adult, count forwards and backwards in from these numbers in 5s, 10s, 50 and 25s. The starting numbers are 750, 2025, 1150, 9925.

Your learning today is negative numbers.

Place these numbers on a blank number line. You should also include the number zero.

1. A) -53, -85, 16, 32, -35
2. B) 685, 321, -5, -297, -100
3. C) 67, -52, -9, 116, 701

Challenge: A company decide to build an office block. Jim says, “If we build from -20 to 20, we will have 40 floors.”

Do you agree? Explain why.

Your learning today is to write descriptively. Following yesterday’s character description, your task today is to write a setting description. This should be no longer than one paragraph.

• Where is your character? What can they see?
• Are they going somewhere?
• Describe the setting using effective vocabulary e.g. fierce thunder, roaring wind, golden sand.

Here is an example of a setting description.

The seas were rough for the first few days. Gigantic waves swept over the ships walls, but the Vikings continued to row. Lightning bolts pierced holes on deck, but the Vikings continued to row. Days and nights of torturous storms passed, but the Vikings continued to row. With a compass in one hand, and wheel in the other, Ragnar stood fiercely and laughed in the face of the unforgiving conditions. He saw it as a sign from the Gods, that his journey would bring him fame and fortune. His confident mindset, however, didn’t last long.

Challenge: Can you add some expanded noun phrases to describe the setting?

Tip: An expanded noun phrase is used to describe something. If you wish to describe the sea, you may say ‘the blue sea’. If you are describing a cave, you may say ‘the gloomy cave’.

Retrieval question: A shield

Inference question:

1. Father says he chose his shield brothers carefully.
2. Father says he would never have fought alongside any man who lied as you have.

Choice question: and felt a wave of hatred for Skuli sweep through him